Most Visual Studio extension authors publish their extensions to the public Marketplace to allow everyone to install them and benefit from the large and open ecosystem. However, some companies create extensions for internal use only. A private gallery allows them to distribute these extensions with ease.
Did you know that you can view objects by more than just their types in the Watch, Autos, and Locals windows? Learn how you can customize your object views in debugger windows using DebuggerDisplay and Natvis!
In October 2018, we shared the plan to migrate from UserVoice forum to Developer Community. Since then, we have received and responded to over 2500 new feature suggestions on Developer Community with hundreds of those shipped in Visual Studio. Thank you for making the move and continuing to help us improve the functionality in Visual Studio!
On Friday, May 10th we hosted both internal and external Visual Studio extension authors in the Workshop room in building 18 on the Microsoft Campus in Redmond. It was a full day event with keynotes and sessions for 60 attendees – half of which attended //build earlier that same week, and half who came just for the Extensibility Day.
Visual Studio 2019 starts blocking synchronously autoloaded extensions in version 16.1. We’ve seen a tremendous effort of both 1st- and 3rd-party extensions to implement async background load. It’s been truly amazing to see the community of extension authors stepping up to the task.
Last week at Build, we announced general availability of Azure Dev Spaces. This add-on for Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) enables your team to develop applications with cloud velocity. Run your service in a live AKS cluster and test it end-to-end, without affecting your teammates.
Today we’re excited to announce the preview availability of the new Visual Studio Container Tools Extension (Preview) for Visual Studio 2019. This is an important milestone in the iteration of our container tooling in Visual Studio, as we try to empower developers to work better with their containerized applications directly from within the IDE. The current Visual Studio Tools for Containers provide a great getting started experience for developers building new containerized applications, as well as capabilities to containerize an existing application.
Today we’re excited to announce the private preview of a set of developer services that enable you to work from anywhere, and on any device, complete with the most intelligent productivity and collaboration tools in the industry. You can easily provision cloud-hosted developer environments, and then connect to them from Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code, or the new Visual Studio Online web-based companion editor.
Visual Studio 2019 version 16.1 Preview 2 is now available with performance and reliability improvements as well as enhancements to C++, debugging, extensibility, and the IDE experience.
Enable custom filters for your project templates with language, platform, and project type tags for increased discoverability in the New Project Dialog. In this walkthrough, you will learn how to build a Visual Studio project template, add tag(s) to it, and deploy it as a Visual Studio extension.